headaches ? they are giving that drug to my brother as well as morphine for the switch from suboxone to opiates, the last dose of sub he took was at 7am and that was 4mg he has taken no morphine yet .The doc's want to give him morphine for a day and a half and start in with the methadone (20mg) tomorrow... he is a chronic pain patient and gets bad headaches which do not respond to drugs used to treat migranes like imitrex. I have not heard of lamotrigine used to treat headaches..has anyone? thanking you in advance for your help.
Lamotrigine is a prescription medication used to treat the following conditions:
*Bipolar disorder -- It is approved as a mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression).
*Epilepsy -- It is approved to treat various types of seizures in people with epilepsy.
On the contrary it could cause headaches as one of its common side effects in 29% people who take Lamotrigine.
Maybe you should seek a second opinion, take care.
No, I can't say I heard of it used to treat headaches, but my guess is it's being used more to control wds from switching from Sub to Morphine and then Methadone. I was once forced to go from Suboxone to Morphine so I don't see any problems there. I just hope they give him enough. If taken bu mouth he will likely need 400 - 600 mg in the day. If he's in a hospital they should give it to him IM. That should keep him asleep. Unfortunately, I don't know how much was in each shot. Why can't they just keep him on Morphine? I hear Morphine is now available in patch form, as well as Time released pills.
I have a question. Does your bro have cancer? And if so, has it spread?
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